MOUNT VERNON — The search for a new superintendent for the Mount Vernon City Schools has inched closer to completion, according to board of education president Margie Bennett.
After a total of 28 applications were received, the board had initially whittled their list of candidates down to five. Since then, one of the candidates withdrew their application after receiving a contract extension from their current district, and the board then narrowed their selection down to two candidates.
“We met Tuesday and Wednesday nights, reviewed all the candidates and have invited two back for a second interview,” said Bennett. Still remaining in the running are Curtis Clough, currently superintendent at Strasburg-Franklin Local Schools; and William Seder Jr., currently superintendent at Ashland-Crestview Local Schools.
Reference calling was taking place Friday. Second interviews are to take place next week, and Bennett hopes the board can then quickly make a decision. “We’re trying to make a fair and accurate judgment as possible and trying to do this as efficiently as possible,” she said.
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